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ok, I attached some pics of what is left of my rear (Stock) tires after only 20,000KM (12,500 Miles). NO ABUSE, tire pressure was always checked and never went above 38 PSI. I am left wondering WTF happened here. Front tires are fine. Goodyear left me with a "sorry its not a manufacturer defect, to bad...."
I know wear shown in the pictures indicates over-inflation but I am 110% sure that they were never over inflated, I owned the truck since day one and always checked the PSI, if anything they were under-inflated. (YUP I even tested my gauge with another one, no faulty readings were occurring) Anyone seen this or can advise what could have caused this one middle strip to completely wear???? THANKS for any help Guys!!!
 

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Well that does look like the results of overinflation. But I dont think that the 3-5 pounds over would harm it that much though . But also remember that the stock tires are not worth anything many people here have them wear out in 20k miles. Im taking a guess that the front tires wore alright due to the added weight on the engine making them "flatter" on the road. Just a guess though.
 

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My stock Goodyears wore the exact same way. Ditch em and get some decent shoes (I love my Toyo Open Countrys)
 

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Thats what mine look like at 22K, I'm going to get some Bridgestones put on tommorrow.
 

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Sadly, I agree with the other guys. I had the same wear pattern. Somewhat better luck with around 33PSI, but the bottom line is that the tires are $hit.
Upgrade to Nittos, Toyos, or the BFG All-Terrain KO.
 

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My GY also wore like that on my Jeep GC. They got about 25K on them and I had to replace them. I was happy that on my titan I got Continentals rather than GY's I'll probably replace with BFG's KO's because I got over 70K on my Jeep GC with them
 

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Mine were gone at 16,000!!:dunno:
 

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For a minute I thought this was a post I wrote!!

I have been going through this exact same situation...I check the pressure every 2 weeks. My truck now has 28,000, and I finally had to do something about it yesterday.

I went to the goodyear dealer (Nissan won't even discuss the issue since they say tires are the one thing that the warranty won't cover no matter what) and they were actually pretty okay about things. I explained that I have never been over the inflation indicated on the door sticker, and certainly nowhere near the max inflation rating of 42psi (or 44). He was going to send in the two tires to goodyear for an adjustment, and sell me four new SR-A tires for a total of $400.00 mounted. No way am I going to buy 4 new goodyears, so he sold me one SRA, and mounted my spare, so I can limp along until just before winter when I will buy the Revos unless I can find tires here on the forum.

I feel for you. I know your frustration because this LOOKS like overinflation, but I know it is not...at least not because WE overinflated them. I have never ever had this happen before. Thank goodness my fronts still look okay at 30,000 miles almost...not as good as they should for what is supposed to be a premium tire, but for goodyear, anything past 20k is probably lucky.
 

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yep the GY are cheap tires but your tires ARE worn from overinflation - apparently there hasn't been very much loaded in the back of your Titan. I was having the same wear patterns and found that 26-28 in the back tires kept the wear flat across the tread. it stinks too cause when I put more than 300 - 400 lbs in the bed (not too often) I bump the pressure up to be safe.
 

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I agree this is what happens with overinflation, but when the tires are actually inflated to the correct pressure, it's not really overinflation due to the owner's maintenance, but overinflation due to the tires inablilty to wear as it should under the conditions that it was designed for.
These tires are absolute junk if they can only wear properly on the front of the vehicle. I almost always have a couple hundred pounds in the bed, but even stripped down to the frame with no box at all, this condition should not happen.

I give my goodyear dealer credit for working with me...I think this tire is around $125-$130 on tirerack.com, so a mounted tire, with the addtional labor of mounting my spare (pressure sensor had to be switched out) for a total check written of $100.00 seemed okay. He really wants to sell me a set of the Goodyear Silent Armor tires, which look great and are more aggressive, but I'll never own another set of Goodyears.

Go for the Revo's!! I'm looking forward to November when I go ahead and pop these on. So far, the best price I've gotten is $725.00 mounted, which is about the same as tirerack after I pay someone else for mounting.
 

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I had similar wear on my goodyears. I bought the revos and love them, much better tire, rides a lot better and has better traction. The cheapest I could get them was like 965 with road hazard warranty, I forget the exact price because work payed for them anyways.
 

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Drove my truck for 12k with the Stock SRA's.
Installed lift and different tires.
Put stock wheels back on for winter months, both rear tires worn out at end of winter with 16k miles on those tires--overinflation.
Bought one new SRA and used the spare as my other "new" one, used old tire as spare.

Took truck to be inspected with Stock tires, front tires worn unevenly and almost bald @ 18-19k+/-. Wouldn't pass inspection. Dealer had two used SRAs that I bought for $40.

So now I have two used tires on the front and two new tires on the back. I've been running them at F-28psi and R-25psi in the wintertime. Seem to be wearing pretty evenly so far. Well below recommended pressures, but the ride fine and haven't had any problems.



I will never buy a set of GoodYear's by choice.
 

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I guess that I just got lucky with my factory GY's. I have always ran 42PSI front and rear and at 26K they still look relatively good. I should be able to get another 10K out of them. Sorry to hear about all the tire problems.
 

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Gee, why can't my tires wear out at 20k. I have the Goodyears and still not at the tread wear bar with 38k. However, the fronts are cupped badly and at low speed you can hear and feel the vibration. Now is my chance to get new tires. Just need to do burn outs.
 

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54warrior said:
Drove my truck for 12k with the Stock SRA's.
Installed lift and different tires.
Put stock wheels back on for winter months, both rear tires worn out at end of winter with 16k miles on those tires--overinflation.
Bought one new SRA and used the spare as my other "new" one, used old tire as spare.

Took truck to be inspected with Stock tires, front tires worn unevenly and almost bald @ 18-19k+/-. Wouldn't pass inspection. Dealer had two used SRAs that I bought for $40.

So now I have two used tires on the front and two new tires on the back. I've been running them at F-28psi and R-25psi in the wintertime. Seem to be wearing pretty evenly so far. Well below recommended pressures, but the ride fine and haven't had any problems.



I will never buy a set of GoodYear's by choice.
I read somewere it is better to put the tires with more tread on them in the front for better steering/traction/handling,
 

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I read somewere it is better to put the tires with more tread on them in the front for better steering/traction/handling,
That is what my tire shop says too. Steering and most of your braking is done with the front, so it makes sense. Rear just gets you going and corners/brakes some.
 

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basically, Even at my work when we get new tires on the Komatsu 500 we have the new tires always go on the front and thats a $ 300,000 piece of equipment
 
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